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hit a bay bridge tower in san francisco bay two days ago. abc7 news talk with the ntsb what is involved in any investigation and joins us from treasure island. >> let me say this is not csi treasure island. the investigation will take more than an hour or a week or a year as they try to figure why that ship off of treasure island, the 750' oil tanker "overseas raymar" did what it did on monday. where will they repair the ship? there is a 20-member crew on board and a group was going to board the "overseas raymar" and is not with the ntsb but says they are with the marshal island registries where the tanker is from. the coast guard and investigators will work together to figure why it sideswiped the bay bridge tower west of yerba buena island on monday. the bar pilot was warned he was off coast and it is unclear whether fog played a role. i spoke with a ntsb in washington, dc, this morning. >> at this stage they are fact gathering and we cannot determine a cause early on in an investigation. it usually takes some time, maybe 12 to 18 months before we determine the cause but w
service. the new information is sure to be a factor when the ntsb begins its investigation. >> what we will be doing is gathering investigation. throughout the investigation we will be looking at the van, the machine and the environment. we will determine what caused this. >> sky 7hd shows coast guard investigators on board the overseas rain bar. they interest vied the bar pilot who was at the helm at the time of the accident. he passed an alcohol test, the result of a drug test are still pending. investigators also looked at the crushed hole from inside the ship. >> we continue to run through the records and conduct technical analysis. we will look at the internals of the vessel to get a good internal analysis of the hull itself. >> the oil tanker was empty when it sideswiped the fenders. the bridge itself was not damaged. >> i guess the first thought that came to my mind when i heard about it was the word unbelievable. >> long-time san francisco maritime attorney is not a part of the investigation, but has represented dozens of captains and bar pilots following accidents. >> we want
, the ntsb is investigating 39 marine -- has investigated 39 accidents in the u.s. only two have been in california. the first in 2007 when the container ship cosco busan hit the bridge and in 2009, in san diego, when a small coast guard vessel collided with a small boat killing a small child. considering the massive amounts of traffic moving through the bay and the ports in la, long beach and san diego, that's an enviable state record. we're -- >> we are having some technical problems with tom's report on the situation with the tanker hitting the bay bridge tower, something the coast guard continues to investigate. >>> the oakland fire department is investigating a morning house fire. it happened just before 6:00 at 1415 pampas avenue. this is video from newschopper2 to thes say everyone got out safely. >>> pg&e must adhere to a new pipeline safety regime due to the san bruno gas explosion settlement. the contra costa times reports the utility will have to calculate a minimum safe life span for pipes. so weak ones can be replaced before they become dangerous. the settlement also requ
the ntsb joins the coast guard in investigating the collision on monday by an oil tanker in a bay bridge tower. abc7 has several new developments in the crash session to report. the coast guard says it warned the ship by radio it was in danger and the coast guard now is calling it a major marine casualty bass more than half a million in damage. this is a look from treasure island of the we ship, "overseas raymar" which is anchored in san francisco bay. we were over ahead when the coast guard investigators were on board yesterday interviewing the bar pilot, guy kleess, who was at helm when the accident occurred. he passed an alcohol test. a drug test result is pending. we will have more in 30 minutes. >> political leaders are tackling the issue of gun violence amid signs america is at a tipping point for taking action. vice president biden is holding high-level meetings today with victims groups, the n.r.a. and gun safety organizations. we are live in washington, dc, with the latest. >> good morning, kristen. the obama administration does not want to lose momentum for new gun legislation.
wounded. >> the national transportation safety board or ntsb has a go team on scene assisting the coast guard with its investigation. >> a lot of people used ferry system at new york city every day and, if there is an accident, we want to be there to investigation it to -- investigate it to make recommendations to prevent it from happening again. >> reporter: c street confirms the ship's propulsion system was upgraded and that there is no reason to believe it was the cause ofhe crash. >> we are cooperating fully with the u.s. coast guard and new york city police department and who were on board right now pulling data. >> reporter: the coast guard said the five-person crew have been tested for drugs and alcohol and that so far, they came back negative. rick leventhal, fox news. >>> more on the ferry crash at 5:30. meanwhile, seven people were hurt and three seriously when a crane collapsed in queens. it happened this afternoon in the east river. the cause of the collapse is under investigation. >>> another big story we're following tonight. vice president joe biden met with victims of gu
treasure island. tomorrow the ntsb gets to work to find out what happened. the coast guard has listened to recordings of radio traffic and confirms the tanker overseas rain bar was warned it was on a collision course with the tower of the bay bridge. it came from the vessel traffic service. the new information is sure to be a factor when the ntsb begins its investigation. >> what we will be doing is gathering investigation. throughout the investigation we will be looking at the van, the machine and the environment. we will determine what caused this. >> sky 7hd shows coast guard investigators on board the overseas rain bar. they interest vied the bar pilot who was at the helm at the time of the accident. he passed an alcohol test, the result of a drug test are still pending. investigators also looked at the crushed hole from inside the ship. >> we continue to run through the records and conduct technical analysis. we will look at the internals of the vessel to get a good internal analysis of the hull itself. >> the oil tanker was empty when it sideswiped the fenders. the bridge itself w
bridge. tonight as you can see that oil tanker remains anchored off treasure island. tomorrow the ntsb gets to work to find out what happened. the coast guard has listened to recordings of radio traffic and confirms the tanker overseas rain bar was warned it was on a collision course with the tower of the bay bridge. it came from the vessel traffic service. the new information is sure to be a factor when the ntsb begins its investigation. >> what we will be doing is gathering investigation. throughout the investigation we will be looking at the van, the machine and the environment. we will determine what caused this. >> sky 7hd shows coast guard investigators on board the overseas rain bar. they interest vied the bar pilot who was at the hf the acc. the time of the accident. he passed an alcohol tessult ofg result of a drug test are still pending. investigators also looked at the crushed hole from inside the ship. >> we continue to run through the records and conduct technical analysis. we will look at the internals of the vessel to get a good internal analysis of the hull itself. >> t
. the ferry was in route from new jersey. the ntsb is investigating and ty, there is a very personal situation because one of the gentlemen wlos been critically injured in that ferry accident is johnny. we know him here as johnny utah. he works for barclays here at the new york stock exchange. we understand he is in surgery and we wish him and his family all the very best. we will be thinking about him and praying for him. very somber mood down here. a number of people who work on this floor, ty, were hurt. >> i believe including one of the other freedom rider of that ferry is matt who joins us from time to time. >> yes. >> i don't know if matt is there today. but some 50 people injured. at least two in the news reports, including individuals you just mentioned. >> johnny utah. >> we wish them well as they go through recovery of course. >>> up next, boeing and push back. phil la la bow has more. phil? >> he is a hundred percent comfortable the dream liner is safe to fly. we will have more when "power lunch" returns. [ male announcer ] this is joe woods' first day of work. and his new boss told
the ntsb joins the coast guard in investigating the collision on monday by an oil tanker in a bay bay bridge towe. we have several new developments to report. the coast guard says it warned the shape by radio it was in dangerous and the coast guard is calling it a major marine casualty because this is more than half a million in damage. here is a look from treasure island the overseas "overseas raymar" that remains anchored in san francisco bay. this is a live picture there, you can see it is lit up and, again, there will be boarding this morning, so that crews can continue to investigate. overhead, coast guard investigators were on before the tanker and they interviewed the bar pilot, guy kleess at the helm of where the accident occurred and he has passed an alcohol test, the results of a drug test yet pending. more on the investigation in 30 minutes. >> we have been tweeting about this since the story broke. you can keep up by following abc7 news bay area open twitter and more at abc7news.com including a slide show with pictures of the damage. >> a peninsula community is mobilizing
to and -- for maneuvering and the bay bridge was not considered to be one of them. now with the ntsb, they also arrived in the bay area and they will be looking at the tanker and bay bridge later this morning. brian flores, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> a man is accused of setting his girlfriend on fire and he may make his first court appearance today. police arrested dexter oliver after he poured gasoline on his girlfriend and set her on fire sunday. she is still in the hospital with serious burns on her neck chest and face. >>> judgment day has arrived for barry bonds and at 11:00 we will learn if our home run king has been selected to the hall of fame. many are making that decision and many also said they will not vote for bonds due to his conviction in the steroid scandal. we are getting some fan reaction and she will have a live report in the next hour. the pro hockey lock out is city officials spokespersonned to formally end today. here is more on whether the players will be back on the ice. >> reporter: we know 24 games will be played at the hp pavilion and we just don't know when they will s
. >> we understand the ntsb plans to spend a week in new york investigating the crash. can you tell us what kinds of things they will be looking for? >> reporter: an entire team actually just walked behind me about 15 minutes ago. there were at least a dozen members of the ntsb and here's what i'm going to assume is going to happen. one, this is a ferry that's been in accidents before according to the coast guard records, at least two accidents before. two, they are always looking for mechanical error or human error so that's the first place they will look. but given that there's a record of accidents with this ferry, it's a very small ferry, a catamaran, i think they are going to look at what the ongoing problem is. frank? >> all right, alison harmelin live in lower manhattan, thank you. >>> a meeting aimed at preventing another mass shooting is under way at the white house. today vice president joe biden's task force is gathering input from gun safety organizations. tomorrow, he will talk to gun owners including a representative from the natio
there. this is a two-level ferry. and when that boat hit, everybody went tumbling down. now, the ntsb is sending a team to investigate. we hope to get more details. ashleigh? >> and obviously, this is probably way too early, but is there talk down at that location about this being a mechanical error or human error at this point? >> reporter: of course, those are all the questions everybody's asking. you know, these passengers did tell us, though, the captain came out right away and tried to help. certainly the captain will be interviewed. we'll find out what he has to say. >> and then what about just the response? i was watching earlier. i have to admit, i was horrified when i saw helicopter pictures putting blankets over people because it appeared at one point as though there were fatalities, but these were people who were just being blanketed for warmth. we've got to be very cautious to let you know those pictures show people who are injured and not killed. >> reporter: right. right. so far we have heard no one was killed in this accident. we are not hearing that as of yet. it is a
of unexpected vacation time enjoying the sights of san francisco bay as the coast guard and the ntsb get the investigations going. >> the abc7 news i-team has been digging into the background of guy kleess, piloting the "overseas raymar" at the time of the accident. there are three addresses under his name. one in san francisco. one in wyoming. what appears to be the current one in maryland. you see video provided to us by the san francisco bar pilots who work a week on and a week off but can trade ships. we asked shipping officials about the possibility of pilot fatigue and the bar pilot came to san francisco from maryland right before the crash. >> was he on a red eye? >> we do not know when he came on or off or when he got on or off the ship. >> the shipping industry has filed suit to get information of the pilot's shift and whether fatigue is a problem. the bar pilots and the board are appealing a september decision. you can keep up with new developments by following us at abc7 news.com. >> pittsburg police are saying a man acted in self-defense when he killed an intruder at his apar
to the commission. the ntsb and coast quarter are investigating the accident and the coast guard said the interviews are complete and the ship is not going anywhere. it has not been cleared to leave port. live on treasure island, nbc bay area news. >> new at 11:00, if you are east of the 101-880 interchange, you probably saw the heavy black smoke. firefighters rushed to a house where a detached garage went up in flame before 7:30 this evening. first reports indicated there might have been people trapped inside, however firefighters said the garage was unoccupied and thankfully no one was hurt. one neighbor said it was a meth lab and they said they found no traces of any illegal activity. the fire grew quickly. >> trying to safety vehicles and the poor guy was there and fire was probably ten feet from the station and trying to hose it down. >> firefighters say the garage, a corvette inside and two cars and a boat outside are all at a total loss. no word on how the fire started. >> it wasn't a code blue, but a code dry that had a bay area hospital scrambling this evening. a massive plumbing problem ha
. >> it is something the ntsb will take a very careful look at. if you're looking at things like the brakes, boeing did revamped its software system in november. it would be troubling if it turns out to be a similar issue, because that was a challenging fix. >> going can at least draw comfort from one of the words of their biggest customers. qatar airways and dismissed the issue as easy problems. there are still plenty of fans. bbc news, new york. >> tonight, the white house has confirmed that labor secretary bill so this -- hilda solis is resigning. this at the time that president obama has picked jack lew to replace tim geithner as treasury secretary. whoever runs the jaret -- the treasury has a critical job. so far, 2013 has been marked by fighting over the fiscal could. but americans say they are looking for solutions, decisions. we have the ceo of accounting giant duch joining me from -- deloit joining me from new york. what would your message be to the new secretary, jack lew? >> my message to jack, as well as what novartis said to the president is to get on to -- what i have already said to the
to the battery used to start the auxiliary power unit, and that they are cooperating with the ntsb in the investigation of the incident. despite bb&t's downgrade, other analysts say the problems have not discouraged investment in the aircraft manufacturer. "i think they've done a good job of handing it. we have them at 73. they've been as high as 77 as low as in the 60's. that's more within the context of where the profitability of the 787 is." dihora says this year, boeing still intends to double monthly production of the 787 to 10 a month. american airlines' board meets today, and it's reported the topic of a possible merger with u.s. airways is on the agenda. interestly enough, shares of u.s. airways have been climbing higher since last thursday. that's when reuters reports the ceo of amr told employees a decision would be made "in a matter of weeks." american has until march to complete its bankruptcy re-organization plan. aig is considering suing the u.s. government for coming to the rescue. the aig board meets today and will consider joining a $25-billion shareholder lawsuit
't look like that but it was hard crash. n.t.s.b. is on the scene to investigate and the company that owns the ships is starting its own review. the this comes after 12 years ago after a captain passed out and crashed into a pier. rick eleven thol is on the scene. what more do we know? >> they were making a run to new jersey to appear in in lower manhattan. they arrived just after 8:40 a.m. it was traveling at 10-12 knots and struck slip "b". a lot of people were thrown in glass, into each other and some even down a staircase. 57 injuries, many head, neck and back injuries. nine of them serious, two critical. some people sitting down were even hurt. >> lack of a better description, i think people lot of people got their backs wrenched and they were immobilized. >> the ntsb team is here and they are working with the u.s. coastguard and a press conference is planned. >> shep: it's my understanding this ship had recently mechanical upgrades? >> it did. in fact the owners of the company say they had new propulsion system that makes the ship more efficient but not necessarily faster but somethi
is by no means minor. and now the board, the coast gua guard, and the ntsb are all trying to get to the bottom of it. >> the lessons learned business and you evaluate and go over it with a fine-toothed comb. >> reporter: and we are back here live. you can see the lights of that oil tanker. it remains anchored in the bay as investigators describe it go through it with a fine-toothed comb. now, also, the ntsb has joined the effort. they have an investigator here in the bay area working in conjunction with the coast guard. also, the coast guard tells me tonight that they conducted alcohol and drug tests on the pilo pilots. they say the results are in on the alcohol test and those results came back negative. reporting live on treasure island, i'm jodi hernandez, nbc bay area news. >> okay. thank you, jodi. >>> so why was the tanker allowed to be traveling under the bay bridge when the visibility was down to just a quarter mile? that's the question that's at the center of some changes that could come in the wake of monday's accident. nbc bay area's arturo santiago joins us with more. arturo? >> rep
leventhal is live at the scene at pier 11. >> reporter: we can confirm that n.t.s.b. go team is on that ferry boat, assisting the u.s. coast guard into the investigation what caused this ship. 140 foot ferry boat to slam into pier 11 after 8:40 a.m. injuring 57 people, as you mentioned two of them critical, 9 the serious and 17 reported in guarded conditions. many of the folks were standing up as this boat came in close to shore getting ready to get off when it hit and they were thrown forward. some downstairs, others into windows, breaking glass, many of them were cut, many suffered bruises, their heads and next were injured and backs as well. even one woman sitting down was hurt. >> i was sitting down upstairs towards the back. i was like half asleep and all of a sudden there was this loud bang and my face catapulted into the seat in front of me and my knee must have also hit the seat. >> reporter: you can see where the front of the boat hit, the corner of what we believe of a dock out here and ripped a hole and shredded the right side of that vessel, from the inside the c
turned the yesterday's foggy conditions. >> pam: along with the ntsb maureen kelly has more. >> reporter: this is ordered to stay until investigators are satisfied. >> tuesday, the pilot was interviewed a local task force to maneuver this vessel to these waters. drug and are all testing is under way. >> the alcohol portion is down and i do not have those results. there will also be the drug test some drug testing has already been done but i do not have the specifics on who is already been tested. >> reporter: human error. >> that is something that will also consider >> reporter: there also been on board and go to every inch including testing the navigation equant. that is helped to guide it around the obstacles with one- quarter mile visibility. testing the navigation -- equipment. >> these vessels will have plenty of equipment, with gps, electronic gps, navigation, manuel, plots. >> reporter: officials say that it could take several months. >> we're also learning more about the pilot that was maneuvering. at the time of the crash as dan kerman tells us this man has been investigated bef
sis of the hull. >> ntsb will work with the coast with guard to come up with a report that could take months. the bar pilot who was at the helm at that time passed an alcohol test. but the results of a drug test are pending. the oil tanker empty at the time struck a tower on the bay bridge protected by a system and the structure was not damaged. coast guard says fog doesn't seem to have been a factor. the tanker will remain on hold in the nl the investigation is concluded. >> next step may to the bay to get it further evaluated or repaired. >> the crew will remain on board that ship. now no oil leaked out of the tanker, it's worth mentioning the coast guard classified this as a major marine casualty. as you said damage has exceeded $500,000. i'm live on treasure island abc 7 news. >> and now i team has been digging into the record and our dan noyes got a angry reaction at the bar pilot office today. >> it's part of the job i'm used to heated reactions to investigations. but i never expect simple questions to get physical. >> well we went to the bar pilot office to ask questions one of
: but this latest incident is by no means minor. and now the board, the coast guard and the ntsb are all trying to get to the bottom of it. and we are back here live where you can see the oil tanker remains anchored here in the bay tonight. it's unclear how long it will be here, but most certainly during the initial stages of this investigation. now, the u.s. coast guard also confirms tonight that drug and alcohol tests were performed on the pilot. the results of the alcohol tests have come back. and we are told they came back negative. reporting live on treasure island, i'm jodi hernandez, nbc bay area news. >> jodi, thank you. the question is fairly simple. how did this happen again? big changes were made after the tanker hit the bay bridge five years ago. most of those changes deal with where the ships can and cannot go during times of low visibility on the bay, but the bay bridge has no such restrictions. nbc bay area's arturo santiago soins joins us. what now? what changes can be made? >> reporter: the san francisco harbor safety committee, u.s. coast guard and a number of other agencies a
have been talking about for two days now ntsb in the bay area tonight having just arrived. what they told us about the investigation. >> also neighborhood squabble over wild turkeys. wild life officials believe they could be endangered. those stories and more on abc 7 news at 11:00. over on channel 7. hope you can join us for that. but larry is here now with all the sports. >> 2 of my twitter followers right there. showed up. >> very cheerful. >> yes. when it comes to the nfl play off quarterback are key. most part guys like brady and manning and they rule.so where does that leave the 49 centers facing mvp green bay quarterback aaron rodgers former cal star. collin in the second year but he's a rackie coming to the post season. mike has more on the man about to make his season debut. >> stepping up. on the run. collin will be facing former league super bowl mvp aaron rodgers and green bay packers saturday in only 8 nfl start and first post season. >> aaron rodgers is a great quarterback. i mean, you see what he does on the field. performance. so you can't say enough a
're working with the ntsb and these are all isolated incident. you can only catch a 787 here in san jose. the first flight comes in from tokyo 10 a.m. friday and yes, there will be a huge party. kiet do, cbs5. >>> coming up the warning the tanker pilot got right before he sideswiped the bay bridge. >> the new rule that would force car companies to make vehicles louder. >> and what's threatening elephant seals at point reyes? >> behind me are the temperatures that have been the coldest so far this year, 36 degrees for san francisco. find out which one night will likely be the coldest of the year. that's coming up. the ones who inspire us the ones who make us laugh, the ones with the strong shoulder to lean on the ones we're named after, and the ones named after us. it takes all kinds of good to make a family. at new york life everything we do is to help you keep good going. before he sideswiped the bay bridge. the vessel >>> we learned that way, went out to the tanker pilot right before he sideswiped the bay bridge. the u.s. coastguard said vessel traffic serv
inspector with the ntsb arrived last night. they will be taking a close look at the taker, the bridge as well. back to you at the desk. >> thank you, brian. >>> a san francisco man accused of setting his girlfriend on fire may make his first court appearance today. police arrested 22-year-old dexter oliver, monday night at an oakland hotel. investigators say oliver poured gasoline on his girlfriend, starr lamare, then set her on fire on sunday. she is still in the hospital. she's being treated for serious burns on her neck, her chest and her face. >>> in san jose, an investigation goes on into a garage fire last month that destroyed several cars and a boat. it all happened on 15th street. firefighters say when they got there, huge flames were shooting into the air. the fire destroyed a corvette that was inside the garage along with two other cars and a boat that were parked outside. a house next door was also damaged. firefighters say the first reports of a possible meth lab turned out to be not true. >>> 7:31. the family of bryan stow is giving us an update on his medical condition.
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on the breaking news out of new york city. the waterfront. the ntsb launching a full investigation into what cause a ferry crash. more than 340 passengers and crew members were on that ferry. we'll keep you posted on the story bring you more details as we get them. >>> coming up, talk about biting the hand that feeds you aig now considering a lawsuit against america for the terms of its bailout. >>> plus, from the sidelines to the spotlight, miss alabama, kathryn webb becomes an overnight sensation after her boyfriend as big football game. >>> and chris christie, a new jersey savior. how could he save the republican party? and could you follow chris christie sample? can you tweet me@thomas roberts. living with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis means living with pain. it could also mean living with joint damage. help relieve the pain and stop the damage with humira, adalimumab. for many adults with moderate to severe ra, humira is clinically proven to help relieve pain and stop joint damage. so you can treat more than just the pain. humira can lower your ability to fight infections, including
are onboard that plane and cleaning crews onboard that plane and they detected some smoke. ntsb investigating and responded and the investigation is focused on the battery unit where the fire was centered. officials say that the fire was the more serious unit. and they do not believe that this will ground the dream liner fleet. larry? >> all right. many, many, thanks we appreciate the update. by the way, it is becoming a stock market story. boeing stock shares fell. switching gears now. the debt ceiling may expire as early at february 15th. so, i want to know, if republicans are still embar ked on a government shut down no debt ceiling hike ckamakze mission. if the gop keeps talking about a shutdown and no debt ceiling. this is a mission of the first reign. >> i think it s considering that the white house has said repeatedly including today. that president obama is not willing to negotiate with the debt ceiling at all. but you do have senator mitch mcconnell coming out over the weekend saying that he is not all the way for a government shut down but it might be on the table. you have ted cruz
's what ntsb investigators are trying to figure out. more than 50 people got hurt two, critically, when the vessel slammed into a dock near the south street seaport in new york city this morning. dozens of people were thrown out of their seats and down stairs. one passenger said it felt like the ferry was going full speed when it collided with that pier. >> i just went forward, and my face hit the seat in front of me. >> it hit the right side of the boat on the dock hard. like a bomb. >> like a bomb. and that crash tore a hole in the corner of the ferry, shattered a window. the high-speed catamaran was carrying more than 300 commuters at the time. the coast guard spokesperson said the ferry captain will undergo alcohol and drug testing. in fact, that's routine in accidents like this one. >>> well, another crash in the big apple this one a large crane collapsing at a construction site in queens. the details are still sketchy on this one but 9news has learned that seven people were hurt. this is video from the scene. look at that falling boom lying across the length of the building underc
they thought they were really going to go down. >> reporter: ntsb has sent a team from washington to investigate what happened while the ferry company's president says the crew was tested immediately after the accident. >> the breathalyzer screws been reported to be negative for the crew. >> reporter: although some witnesses say the ferry pitched to one side, when passengers quickly lined up on that side to disembark. chris clackum, nbc news. >>> right now, road repair crews are still working on connecticut avenue in kensington and it won't be done before the evening rush is done. that's the word from the washington suburban sanitary commission. it's still trying to cheap up the mess after monday's water main break. as has been the case you can southbound traffic on connecticut avenue is down to just one lane between noles avenue and saul road. officials say they expect the repairs to be finished before midnight. >>> taking a live look outside right now, what a day lots of clouds and some rain, a bit of a roller coaster ride. >> sort of felt like two different seasons in the same
to go down. >> reporter: the ntsb has sent a team from washington to investigate what happened while the ferry company's president says the crew was tested immediately after the accident. >> the breathalyzer crews have been reported to be negative for the crew. >> reporter: although some witnesses say the ferry pitched to one side when passengers quickly lined up on that side to disembark. chris clackum, nbc news. >>> over the middle eastern part of the world, there's been record-breaking rain and rare snowfall over the past several days. today, even more snow fell in israel and in the west bank. parts of jerusalem's old city have flooded along with places on the gaza strip. business also to find ways to gets the water out of their stores. waves were high in the port city of gaza city. >> that's the kind of thing you don't see very often. >> wow. >>> we had some wet weather u x unexpected today. happened to be falling when i was coming out from lunch and i was thinking i don't remember doug mentioning this. got to call you out. >> yeah. >> what's it like being under the bus, man? sh
is on the scene for us. alison, how did this happen? >> that's what crime scene investigators and ntsb are trying to figure out. there's going to be a press conference in minutes given by the ntsb. everyone is trying to figure out how this ferry carrying 300 passengers crashed into the dock in new york be city around 8:45's this morning. not only did it send passengers flying in the air inside this boat, it's caused a huge gash in the hull of the boat itself. the coast guard says a tracking device shows that this vessel was coming in too fast, that it was coming in up to 15 miles per hour, which the coast guard official says is too fast when you're docking a boat. we did talk with the head of the company who says that the captain who was at the control of this vessel was in control or in command of this vessel when it did crash hitting one loading dock and then hitting a second loading dock. this captain, by the way, has been with this company for about ten years. a breathalyzer was performed on the captain. it came back negative and preliminary breathalyzers were conducted on five crew members a
the latest from new york's south street seaport. what caused this, do we know yet? i know the ntsb is there already. >> reporter: we don't know yet. we were just able to speak to the owner of the company called sea streak. the pier is back open, too, i should tell you. the owner of the company was here and said a number of things. he said, for example, the captain of the ship was in control when this accident happened, that he has passed a breathalyzer test, they are still waiting for the results of a drug test, which is standard in these kinds of situations. the captain has been with the company ten years, he knows this route, has been captaining this route many, many years, and he also said he knows a lot of the passengers who do this. these were commuters coming from new jersey, the normal run. that's when this happened about 8:00 in the morning as the ship was pulling into the dock. the reason so many people were injured is because people were standing, they had gotten out of their seats and were ready to get off the boat when the accident happened, so people fell on top of eac
. >> just that, maria, there's more to come. >> yeah. >> this is an investigation with the ntsb going on so stay tuned, so to speak. >> thanks, gentlemen. appreciate it. we'll leave it there and follow this very important story. >> up next, vegas, baby. mobile mania sweeping the consumer electronics show. our tech reporter jon fortt smack dab in the middle of it all. back to sin city live in just a minute. i don't spend money on gasoline. i am probably going to the gas station about once a month. last time i was at a gas station was about...i would say... two months ago. i very rarely put gas in my chevy volt. i go to the gas station such a small amount that i forget how to put gas in my car. [ male announcer ] and it's not just these owners giving the volt high praise. volt received the j.d. power and associates appeal award two years in a row. ♪ office superstore ink retailer in america. now get $6 back in staples rewards for every ink cartridge you recycle when you spend $50 on hp ink. staples. that was easy. when you spend $50 on hp ink. and you wouldn't have it any other way.e. but y
2011. now some question how safe is the 787. >> it is something the ntsb will take a very careful look at. if you're looking at things like the brakes, boeing did revamped its software system in november. it would be troubling if it turns out to be a similar issue because that was a challenging fix. >> going can at least draw comfort from one of the words of their biggest customers. qatar airways and dismissed the issue as easy problems. there are still plenty of fans. bbc news, new york. >> tonight, the white house has confirmed that labor secretary bill so this -- hilda solis is resigning. this at the time that president obama has picked jack lew to replace tim geithner as treasury secretary. whoever runs the jaret -- the treasury has a critical job. so far 2013 has been marked by fighting over the fiscal could. but americans say they are looking for solutions decisions. we have the ceo of accounting giant duch joining me from -- deloit joining me from new york. what would your message be to the new secretary, jack lew? >> my message to jack, as well as what novartis said to the pres
airliners. well, boeing says it is working with ntsb investigators, looking into monday's fire on a japan airlines 787 at boston's logan airport. the fire involved the batteries in the belly of the plane used to power the aircraft while on the ground. and in a statement, boeing adds, "nothing that we've seen in this case indicates a relationship with any previous 787 power system events." as for the second japan airlines dreamliner that was spewing fuel at logan airport yesterday, it was a pilot from another plane that alerted the control tower that the 787 was losing fuel. and then the control tower notified the unsuspecting j.a.l. pilot. the ntsb says it's not looking into the fuel leak which j.a.l. officials are deeming a mechanical problem. and boston airport officials say there was no leak in the fuel tank, but the plane was venting fuel, which is the aircraft's way to dump excess fuel. but it's not usually seen on the runway. so after four hours, the dreamliner was checked out and cleared to fly. now, the japanese government told cnn they have asked airlines to inspect planes for ba
with bandages on his head. people are still being removed from the pier with injuries. the ntsb also gathering information on this accident because it's a transportation incident involving injuries here in lower manhatten. martha: it looked like everybody was off before, and now as you're saying they are continuing to bring people off, their head bandaged as you point out. i go back to what peter johnson junior was saying about the ferry, people get up, they feel like it's coming into dock, everybody stardz star standing up. new yorkers are always in a hurry to get to work. they are standing at the top of the stairs like this man was ready to go. you can see why this would happen. >> i heard from one passenger, the service is tip *eubg lee good on thtype itypically good on the ferry. people sitting down were fine. people standing up close to doors and glass were the ones who tumbled forward when the boat hit the dock and some of them hit the glass and some of them broke glass. there were a lot of cuts. there was according to passengers a lot of blood on the boat. and the most serious injuries
in the past. the ntsb is on the way with the investigation team. >> alison kosik thank you so much. >>> the u.s. hit the debt ceiling and is only about two months before it must raise the borrowing limit or risk a default on the bills. what should the country do. ben stein joins us next with his answers and a weigh in on president obama's pick. rises hi. morning starts in high spirits, but there's a growing pain in his lower back. as lines grow longer, his pain continues to linger. but after a long day of helping others, he gets some helpful advice. just two aleve have the strength to keep back pain away all day. today, jason chose aleve. just two pills for all day pain relief. try aleve d for strong, all day long sinus and headache relief. >>> the 112th congress was the least productive congress ever. they fought about everything, the campaign, the fiscal cliff, you name it and now the 113th congress is drawing battle lines over president obama's cabinet picks. the grid lock seems endless. no stranger to this ben stein. he was a speech writer and lawyer for president richard nixon. he is a c
will be tested for drugs and alcohol that is pretty standard. ntsb is getting involved. as we learn more we'll pass it on to you. jon: please do. rick folbaum, thanks. jenna: new information on the plans for u.s. troop withdrawals from afghanistan with the zero option very much on the table. meaning the obama administration would not leave any american troops in afghanistan after the end of next year. this would be at odds with the pentagon view, perhaps thousands, maybe tens of thoses of troops are needed to contain al qaeda and remain in the country. the sticking point seems to be the issue of immunity. the u.s. demanding that any american troops that remain in afghanistan after the combat mission ends be granted immunity from prosecution under afghan law. to date president karzai, currently in washington, has resisted this. joining us now, ambassador john bolton, former u.n. ambassador to the u.n. and fox news contributor. so, ambassador bolton, president karzai says this, give us a good army, a good air force and the capability to project afghan interests in the region and then, only th
the accident continues. there were multiple agencies including the coast guard and the ntsb. we have new information according to the coast guard vessel traffic service was actually in contact with the ship moments before the accident happened. we are being told that bt has told them ahead of the accident. their recordings that will not be released until the investigation is complete. as far as the embassy gates and goes the bar by le high lit has had three minor incidents since he was first initiated. the investigation is looking into what may have caused this. mechanic error, or mechanical error? we spoke to the coast guard yesterday and he died of some of the things that may be investigated. >> that is something we are always concerned with. whether bt said the engineer, the pilot or the capt. >> the investigation will continue and the bar pilot was alcohol tested which came back clean and drug tested which has not come back yet. they will remain on the ship while it is docked in the bay waters. it any formation comes along and the next hour or so we will pass along. >> james has more
said, the fire at logan is a unique example and the ntsb is investigating but i think trying to connect this event to other events is pure speculation at this point. we don't have a lot of data. >> have you seen any sign that production might be interrupted, slowed down if, in fact, they have to address the things along the production line? >> none whatsoever. >> because as the journal points out today, you get paid upon delivery and worst-case scenario would begin to avoid cash flow if they were delayed. >> yeah. look, the central bull thesis for boeing shares is about the large amount of cash the company will generate over three or four rates and with the 787 ramping up to very high levels to meet customer demand. if we were to call in to question that cash flow, that weighs against the bull thesis. we don't have any data to suggest that will happen. the planes are still flying and i would say these sorts of teething problems are normal for new planes. we have them on the a-380 and we have to wait and see and we need more data and not calling in to question the long-term fundamentals.
smoking. a fire down below that ntsb and boeing investigators have traced to the auxiliary power battery unit. >> it was a moderate fire condition in the modern avionics department that included the batteries and some of the electronic equipment. >> reporter: according to reports, one firefighter was injured battling monday's fire. boeing said of the fire, quote, nothing that we've seen in this case indicates a relationship to any previous 787 power system events, which involved power panel faults elsewhere in the aft electrical equipment bay. clearly, this is not the pr they dreamed about. >> i'll fly on a 787 any time. i have absolute confidence in the airplane. there are going to be teething problems with a new airplane. it's quite common. >> reporter: in light of all of this, united airlines says it will examine its fleet of 787s, looking for any signs of trouble. natalie? >> ron mott in boston. thanks so much, ron. >>> aig is considering whether or not to join a lawsuit against the government over the $182 billion bailout that saved the company back in 2008. aig's decision on whethe
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